NY man trying to help another dies in...

NY man trying to help another dies in bridge fall

There are 39 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 29, 2009, titled NY man trying to help another dies in bridge fall. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Police say a New York man running to the aid of another motorist fell to his death from a bridge, apparently because he didn't know there was a large gap between lanes.

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A Reader

Roxbury, PA

#2 Jun 29, 2009
fools wrote:
darwin award
Stupid post!!!!!!!!!!
sandra

Ridgecrest, CA

#4 Jun 29, 2009
no this is really sad. he was trying to help that other guy out.

Since: Mar 09

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jun 29, 2009
Trying to be a good samaritan. How sad for all involved.
Anonymous

United States

#6 Jun 29, 2009
That's so sad. I couldn't imagine how he felt when he jumped the wall and there was nothing under him. Poor guy was just trying to help another out. I would have done the same thing.
BGHOZ

United States

#7 Jun 29, 2009
This is a very tragic story, I hope that the motorist(if he survives)at least will appreciate and acknowledge the compassionate gesture.My sympathy to the good samaritan and to family and friends.
Leeds 17

Westerlo, NY

#8 Jun 29, 2009
As one of the fire chiefs of the FD handling this incident, I can say that this was and is a tragic event. The individual who had fallen was indeed attempting to assist the overturned vehicle. There are several other reasons this story hits our firefighter even harder but I shall not comment on them until they are all confirmed. The Leeds Hose Company No. 1 Inc. sends it's deepest sympathies and prayers to the family and friends of the "fallen". All agencies involved ( Leeds Hose Co., Greene County Sheriff's office, Greene County Paramedics, Towns of Catskill and Cairo Ambulance services and the NYS Troopers) worked their fastest, hardest and best to reverse the outcome. Good Job everyone in their efforts and God Bless
former res

Norristown, PA

#9 Jun 29, 2009
"Ryan was a former volunteer with the Mount Kisco Fire Department who loved to hunt and fish, Ross added."

http://lohud.com/article/20090629/NEWS02/9062...
Greenwich Worker

Newtown, CT

#10 Jun 29, 2009
BGHOZ wrote:
This is a very tragic story, I hope that the motorist(if he survives)at least will appreciate and acknowledge the compassionate gesture.My sympathy to the good samaritan and to family and friends.
I hope he never finds out. What a terrible burden to carry knowing that you indirectly cuased the death of such a heroic person. I think it would be better not to know. Imagine if the accident was avoidable and the police give the driver a ticket. Wow,I would need therapy.

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Ronin

#11 Jun 29, 2009
No good deed goes unscrewed....
Tony E Neuman

Litchfield, CT

#12 Jun 29, 2009
17 feet is a pretty big divide. You would think the guy would have been more careful in the dark in an unfamiliar setting. And just parking his car on the bridge? What about the drivers approaching his car on his side of the bridge? Extremely unwise all the way around.
BGHOZ

United States

#13 Jun 29, 2009
Leeds 17 wrote:
As one of the fire chiefs of the FD handling this incident, I can say that this was and is a tragic event. The individual who had fallen was indeed attempting to assist the overturned vehicle. There are several other reasons this story hits our firefighter even harder but I shall not comment on them until they are all confirmed. The Leeds Hose Company No. 1 Inc. sends it's deepest sympathies and prayers to the family and friends of the "fallen". All agencies involved ( Leeds Hose Co., Greene County Sheriff's office, Greene County Paramedics, Towns of Catskill and Cairo Ambulance services and the NYS Troopers) worked their fastest, hardest and best to reverse the outcome. Good Job everyone in their efforts and God Bless
I salute you folks,thank you for your service. This commentary is very sad for all involved. God Bless.
james beardsley

Wolcott, CT

#14 Jun 30, 2009
Now thats f!@#$KED UP
NOPT

United States

#16 Jun 30, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
I couldn't imagine how he felt when he jumped the wall and there was nothing under him.
I can, I've base jumped off of bridges for fun, the fall is 876 feet. I just don't know what it's like to do it by surprise without a parachute.
NOPT

United States

#17 Jun 30, 2009
Tony E Neuman wrote:
17 feet is a pretty big divide. You would think the guy would have been more careful in the dark in an unfamiliar setting. And just parking his car on the bridge? What about the drivers approaching his car on his side of the bridge? Extremely unwise all the way around.
In Michigan, a highly trained state trooper did an abrupt turn from the right shoulder across two lanes on an a 70MPH interstate in order to use the "u-turn" to go the opposite direction on the interstate and was struck by a drunk off duty fireman, killing the trooper. The off duty drunk fireman was found at fault for causing the crash. Evidently, sober highly trained state troopers are not required to ensure their path is clear before making dangerously abropt u-turns on the interstate.
NOPT

United States

#18 Jun 30, 2009
BGHOZ wrote:
<quoted text>I salute you folks,thank you for your service.
Dude, they should be thanking you for the tax money paid wages, benefits and equipment, instead of having to work a real job like in a powder coat factory pulling hot metal parts off of endless racks as they come out of an oven on a conveyor belt for 8.65 an hour, no benefits and one 20 minute break per shift.
Sallie MN

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jun 30, 2009
This is very sad, bless this kind Man for trying to help someone he did not even know. I believe this kind Man will be rewarded for his kindness in Heaven.
Donna J Cairo NY

AOL

#20 Jun 30, 2009
My heart and deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends. As a volunteer firefighter you have a duty to act even if its not in your home town. I hope his family receives all benifits that a line in duty death would receive. He is truly a hero and we need to respect all that are willing to give aid to those in need, putting their lives at risk.
steve

Phoenix, AZ

#21 Jun 30, 2009
Wow , my prayers are with the family. I feel for the guy just knowing as your falling that you should have just kept on driving insted of stopping.
Oh Dear

Morgan Hill, CA

#22 Jun 30, 2009
He laid down his life his friend...
BGHOZ

United States

#23 Jun 30, 2009
NOPT wrote:
<quoted text>Dude, they should be thanking you for the tax money paid wages, benefits and equipment, instead of having to work a real job like in a powder coat factory pulling hot metal parts off of endless racks as they come out of an oven on a conveyor belt for 8.65 an hour, no benefits and one 20 minute break per shift.
I suppose so, but I do not endorse or rejoice in another person risking their life to save the other in the act of compassion as an agenda. I have alot of upsetness (how californian)about this incendent. I believe that this individual was in ernest...and
lost his life trying to save another...

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